Louis Medina

Friends of the Inyo Policy Director 11-2022

Friends of the Inyo Seeks Policy Director

The Policy Director leads and provides strategic direction for Friends of the Inyo’s policy programs to fulfill our mission to protect and care for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra, working to ensure the health and vibrancy of the ecosystems of public lands throughout Inyo and Mono Counties. The position reports directly to the Executive Director. The Policy Director is a permanent position that could be part- or full-time and could be remote, but frequent travel to California’s Eastern Sierra is required. Details, including compensation package and instructions on how to apply for this or other available opportunities, are on the…

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Listen to Friends of the Inyo’s Lou Medina talk from the heart on KMMT Radio about the importance of #GivingTuesday

Why is it important to give to charities on #GivingTuesday, and why, specifically, should you give to Friends of the Inyo at this time? If you don’t listen to KMMT’s John DeMaria’s interview with Friends of the Inyo’s Communications and Philanthropy Director Lou Medina, you’ll never know. Have a listen – then, if you get inspired, please go to FriendsoftheInyo.org/Donate and give to support our mission: To protect and care for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra. Your donation will be doubled thanks to a matching gift of $21,000!

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Friends of the Inyo’s #GivingTuesday ‘Reach for the Sky’ Campaign is now LIVE!

This #GivingTuesday, ‘Reach for the Sky’ in Support of Public Lands Protection! We invite you to look at Friends of the Inyo’s accomplishments in 2022, so you can see that your gift is a sound investment in the Protection and Care of the Public Lands of the Eastern Sierra. Click here to learn about our accomplishments, then scroll down to give – YOUR DONATION WILL BE DOUBLED. Thank you!

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Get ready to “Reach for the Sky” with your giving on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 29 – Just one week from today!

Oh, my! Friends of the Inyo’s Board of Directors have truly “reached for the sky” and put up a $21,000 Matching Gift toward our 2022 Year-End Fundraising Campaign, which kicks off at midnight on Nov. 29, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, AKA #GivingTuesday! Are you as passionate about protecting and caring for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra as we are at Friends of the Inyo? Then, this is your opportunity to DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR DONATION! Find out how you can participate.


“Without Water” public online release featured in Nov. 15 California News Service Story

California News Service has published a story for broad distribution to California news outlets about the success of the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition’s 21-minute docufilm, “Without Water.” The film, which highlights Long Valley’s struggle for water justice vs. the Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power,  has been winning awards in the documentary film festival circuit in California and Nevada since its release on World Water Day, March 22. “Without Water” is a provocative, professionally executed production of Metabolic Studio. Read the CNS story, which includes links to watch the film on Vimeo or YouTube.



MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KEEP LONG VALLEY GREEN RELEASES “WITHOUT WATER” FILM FOR PUBLIC VIEWING Award-Winning Documentary will be Available for Streaming on Group’s YouTube and Vimeo Channels Contact: Matt McClain, Keep Long Valley Green; Phone: (949) 228-1171; matt@friendsoftheinyo.org Mammoth Lakes, CA (November 14, 2022) – The Keep Long Valley Green Coalition announced today that it has released its documentary “Without Water” for public viewing today. The film will be available to stream on the group’s YouTube and Vimeo channels. Without Water explores the ongoing efforts by Eastern Sierra residents to prevent the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power from…

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The November (Native American Heritage Month) Issue of Friends of the Inyo’s Juniper E-Newsletter is here!

Our latest issue of The Juniper features an update on our recent lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.; a reminder to reverently observe Native American Heritage Month; a “Thank you!” to all who supported our fundraising appeal to help #ProtectConglomerateMesa; news about wildfire awareness events happening this week in Bishop and Mammoth; information on how to give back through stewardship with Friends of the Inyo at the American Alpine Club’s Bishop Craggin’ Classic on Nov. 13; the latest news from the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition; and more! Happy reading….and if you like what you read, happy sharing!

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Lots to read in the latest issue of the ‘Every Last Drop’ E-Newsletter from the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition

The latest issue of ‘Every Last Drop,’ the official newsletter of the Keep Long Valley Green Coalition, features information on LADWP’s mitigation failures, how to monitor when mitigation is done right (or not), and the success of our docufilm film ‘Without Water,’ which is earning awards in the short documentary film circuit in California and Nevada. Happy reading…and if you like what you read, happy sharing!